by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/27/17, 01:12 pm
Nearly 100,000 people have evacuated part of Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali as a volcano threatens to erupt, according to officials. Villagers residing around Mount Agung on the island’s northeast side first began to flee the area last week when authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Wednesday said more than 96,000 people have now left the region. Many of the evacuees have sought shelter elsewhere on the island, including in sports venues and village halls.